Thursday, July 15, 2021

Revelation 2:4-5 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Revelation 2:4-5

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.


The Lord brought this verse to mind the other day and I had to share. This is a command and call to repentance!!! It tells me it’s not too late and that we can still get back to our first love, Jesus!!!


These are Jesus’ words, and they come on the heels of Him listing all the things they are doing right. He says they work hard, persevere, they don’t tolerate wickedness, and have endured hardships, yet they are still failing! Why is that? I believe it’s because they aren’t doing it out of love and reverence for Christ but out of necessity and to please man. This speaks to me because so often, I check boxes and worry about how I look from the outside, but what really matters is the inside!!! God looks at the heart, and if the heart isn’t all for Jesus, then we’re in trouble!


I encourage you as you go about this day and this week to get back to your first love, Jesus! If you’re a believer, I want you to take a few seconds and think about when you first came to know Christ and the joy, peace, love, and acceptance you felt. Now hold onto that and let everything you do this week flow from that! Don’t let the enemy get in there and distract you from who you are in Christ!!! Repent and Return to your first love; He is waiting with open arms!!! Cling to the King and His mercies!!!


Be encouraging, Be kind, Be bold, Be honest with yourself and the Lord, and most importantly, be like Jesus!!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, Holy Spirit!!!




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